Waterford Walls 2017
Launch Event with RTE’s Dermot Bannon
Tickets available – places limited!
Waterford Walls 2017 launching in style. The team from Waterford Walls is delighted to announce it will return in August 2017. The project, now in its third year, is widely recognised as one of the leading visual street art events in the country, attracting top national and international street artists along with plenty of visitors who help to boost footfall and trade for city retailers. The unique visual street art event sees artists transform spaces around the city with the creation of outdoor murals.
To mark the launch of this year’s project, the Waterford Walls team is delighted to host an event with a difference. Designed to highlight the importance of ‘re-imagining spaces’, Dermot Bannon, celebrity architect, will speak about the value of projects like Waterford Walls which has seen buildings such as the Ardree and entire local districts transformed with unique and impactful artwork created to enhance the aesthetic of the city.
The lunchtime launch event will take place on Thursday 11th May in the Old Presbytery building which is a space identified as key for regeneration. It will include a short excursion to explore some of the most famous murals. Attendees will be in for a treat with input from both Dermot Bannon and renowned artist, James Earley. The event will include plenty of time for discussion and all attendees will receive lunch. Places are strictly limited and tickets are priced at 20EUR with proceeds going towards the Waterford Walls project. To book a place contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 087 762 4397.
Speaking about the launch event, founder and lead organiser Edel Tobin said; “Since 2015 the project has evolved and grown placing Waterford firmly on the international street art map. Following last year’s exceptional success we are planning an exciting programme for 2017 and are delighted to be welcoming Dermot Bannon for our unique launch event. We are extremely proud of the project to date and are very grateful to all of the individuals and businesses who have supported us and gotten involved along the way. Waterford Walls murals can now be seen all over the city and beyond which highlights their universal appeal. All proceeds from the launch will be used for the project and we are asking people to continue to get involved and support this truly exciting and inspiring creative spectacle which has had such a transformative impact.”
Waterford Walls 2017 takes place from the 17-20 August 2017. For more information about how to get involved in sponsoring Waterford Walls visit our website www.waterfordwalls.ie. If you are interested in attending the launch event with RTE’s Dermot Bannon and artist James Earley on Thursday 11th May, email email@example.com to book a place now.